Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Chapter 8 : Courts and Administration of Justice
173. Inherent power
The Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court of South Africa each has the inherent power to protect and regulate their own process, and to develop the common law, taking into account the interests of justice.
[Section 173 substituted by section 8 of the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 72 of 2013)]